Unions

Tax Tenure?

Unionized teachers are pouring money into a campaign to impose a new tax on millionaires in Massachusetts. They might want to be careful.
Striking Minneapolis teachers rallied in March 2022 at the state capitol.

Minneapolis Tries to Protect Minority Teachers from Layoffs

New contract was worded with care, but faces legal peril as unduly race-based
Kim Fritschy, left, is joined by other teachers calling for increased Covid-19 testing outside P.S. 64 Earth School Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021, in New York.

Post-New Year School Closures Defy Common Sense

The longer the education hesitancy persists, the greater the damage

After Denver School Board Election, Union-Backed Candidates Emerge With 7-0 Control

Charters, unified enrollment system, innovation zones all will face threats
Photo of Fung Wai Wah

Hong Kong Teachers Union Decides to Shut Down

“Very Saddening,” the union’s president says. He’s right.
A high-school football player lifts weights while his coach watches.

How to Improve Teaching After the Pandemic

It’s wholly possible for schools to figure out how to leverage staff more effectively; it’s just not the way teachers’ work has traditionally been organized.
A puzzle with two pieces breaking away

Break Up Urban School Districts

Smaller districts would give parents a better shot at prevailing over teachers unions.
The president of United Teachers Los Angeles, Alex Caputo-Pearl, center, joins unionized teachers at a rally in the city in 2018.

A Rolling National Teacher Strike Is Why Schools Are Closed

Context isn’t just coronavirus, but years of union activism and potential for tens of billions in federal funds from Biden.
Banners in support of the elementary school teachers hang outside Brentano Elementary School as teachers instruct virtual classes during a protest against returning to in-person teaching outside of Brentano Elementary School in Chicago, Monday, Jan. 4, 2021.

Have Parents Turned Against Teachers Unions? Not Yet, Our Survey Shows

Backlash related to school closures fails to materialize, at least so far.
Dr. Jill Biden

Day After Inauguration, Biden Welcomes Teachers Union Leaders to White House

“I know how hard it is. I am teaching hybrid this semester myself,” says first lady Dr. Jill Biden

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